- NAME: J.J. Jackson
- OCCUPATION: Disc Jockey, Television Personality
- BIRTH DATE: April 08, 1941
- DEATH DATE: March 17, 2004
- PLACE OF BIRTH: The Bronx, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: John J. Jackson Jr.
- Nickname: "Triple J"
- AKA: John J. Jackson
- AKA: John Jackson
- AKA: J.J. Jackson
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J.J. Jackson was disc jockey, television personality and one of the first VJs (video jockeys) on MTV.
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On the night of March 17, 2004, Jackson was driving home after having dinner with a friend, and had a heart attack behind the wheel. Somehow, Jackson was able to pull off the road and avoid having an accident. By the time paramedics arrived, it was too late. Their efforts to revive him at the scene and the hospital failed.
As his friends, family, and fans mourned, MTV released the following statement about its pioneering VJ: "J.J. Jackson's deep passion for music,
his ease and good humor on air and his welcoming style really set the tone for the early days of MTV. He was a big part of the channel's success, and we are sure he is in the music section of heaven."
Twice married, Jackson was survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.
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